I did contact Asus and the person gave me the link to update the bios. The link indicated a date of 2015 after I had done it. Microsoft person said the bios had to be at least 2016. I couldn't find a newer bios. I would regret having to do that thing with the thumb drive rather than just figure out why it won't update or how to turn off updates. For my level it seems like errors could be made. I'm assuming the update doesn't work for all computers yet. I wish they had waited to release it until it did.
I will never understand why it's considered a valuable investment of time to figure out why what is likely a "one off" flake out with a cumulative or feature update won't take rather than using a technique to work around it. The reasons why any individual machine might have some sort of corruption or glitch that blocks an update from taking normally are myriad, while the common workarounds for same are both few and fast.
I have gotten the few computers I've had to work with that wouldn't update around it by using the method to Updating Windows 10 using the Windows 10 ISO file. Others have been discussed, repeatedly, on this very forum.
I really don't care to spend hours and hours trying to determine the root cause for something when that cause is highly unlikely to recur. I just want the fix and to get on with life.
If you have hardware that started out life as Windows 8 or later there's virtually no chance that an update problem is related to the hardware itself (unless it's malfunctioning, in which case you will need to fix what is). Even the vast majority of hardware that started out life with Windows 7 has no issue with Windows 10. I have yet to see any instance where the BIOS or UEFI version has had anything to do with an update not taking.
Edited by britechguy, 04 April 2018 - 07:16 PM.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (my website address is in my profile) Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1709, Build 16299
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